How to Plan a Valentine’s Day Proposal Your Fiancé Will Remember Forever 

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East Coast Wedding Photographers Share How to Plan a Valentine’s Day Proposal Featuring A Beautiful Surprise Proposal a the Little Chapel in Winston-Salem, NC

You have the ring, and now you may be asking how to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day proposal. Valentine’s Day provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic proposal. As a photographer specializing in capturing these precious moments, I’m thrilled to share a comprehensive guide to help you plan the perfect proposal your fiance will remember forever! 

How to Plan a Valentine's Day Proposal

Choosing the Right Setting

Selecting an ideal location lays the groundwork for an unforgettable proposal. Consider places that hold sentimental value for both of you, whether it’s where you first met, a scenic spot, or a place that reflects your shared interests. 

The Little Chapel has become a popular spot in North Carolina for proposals, especially with the help of the Winston-Salem Picnic Ladies. A few other popular locations in North Carolina are the Biltmore, Pilot Mountain, Hanging Rock State Park, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Duke Gardens, and of course any of our amazing beaches. 

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Timing Is Crucial

Timing can elevate the magic of your proposal. Consider the time of day, aiming for natural light during the golden hours for stunning photographs. Be mindful of weather conditions to ensure comfort during the special moment. 

As professional photographers, we know that good lighting is crucial to capture the big moment. We are more than happy to help you plan the timing and location to secure the best light! 

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How to Plan a Valentine's Day Proposal

Personalizing the Proposal

Incorporating personal touches adds depth and sentimentality to the proposal. Reflect on your journey together and include elements that hold significance to your relationship. This personalization makes the moment even more memorable.

Adding special elements like including a pet, flowers, your favorite foods, or even a bottle of champagne go a long way. 

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How to Plan a Valentine's Day Proposal

Capturing the Surprise

This is the part we love! Asking a skilled photographer to discreetly capture the surprise and emotions ensures you have beautifully documented memories of this once-in-a-lifetime moment. A professional knows how to capture genuine reactions effortlessly. 

By hiring a professional photographer to capture the moment, you become the hero! Your partner now has one of the most important moments of their life documented forever! Not to mention, a pro photographer can help guide you through the steps of how to plan a Valentine’s Day proposal that is tailored to you!

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How to Plan Beyond the Proposal on Valentine’s Day

Consider post-proposal plans to extend the celebration. Whether it’s a romantic dinner, a small gathering with loved ones, or a special activity, having a plan for what follows the proposal adds to the overall experience.

Keep in mind, everyone is looking for a little extra romance on Valentine’s Day. Be sure to book ahead as many places will be booked up in advance. 

How to Plan a Valentine's Day Proposal
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Seeking Professional Assistance

Relying on professionals, such as a photographer or a proposal planner, can alleviate stress and ensure everything runs smoothly. Their expertise allows you to focus on the moment without worrying about the details.

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Attention to Detail

Pay attention to the small details, such as ensuring the ring is safely tucked away and any additional elements like flowers or decor are in place beforehand.

Personal prep before the big moment will also go along way. Reach out to friends or close family members to help in the days leading up to the proposal. They can encourage your partner to get their nails done, purchase a new outfit, get their hair and makeup done – anything that will help your partner feel their best in the photos!

How to Plan a Valentine's Day Proposal
East Coast North Carolina Winston Salem Proposal Photographer

How to Plan a Valentine’s Day Proposal

A Valentine’s Day proposal is a profound expression of love and commitment. With thoughtful planning, personal touches, and the support of a skilled photographer, you can create a moment that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Remember, the key to a successful proposal is authenticity, thoughtful planning, and tailoring the moment to reflect your unique relationship.

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Asking the question, How to plan a perfect Valentine’s Day proposal? Contact us today to ensure every moment of your special day is beautifully captured.

Need more proposal inspiration? Check out this surprise proposal at Hanging Rock State Park here.

We're Josh & Alisha

Just two lovebirds, enjoying everyday life.

Photographers. Artists. Creatives. Parents to two. Nerds. Foodies. Lovers. Friends.

We have been friends since 2006, married since 2008, and capturing memories through photography since 2010. The years of experience in all three make us uniquely qualified to tell your budding love story. If the years have taught us anything, its that fulfilling, long-lasting marriages have a foundation of friendship, and are built with joy - and perhaps quite a few carbs! 

We strive to help you feel confident during your big day, and not awkward or stressed - so you can look back on joyful memories that tell your love story.

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Hi! I'm Alisha!

I'm so excited you're here! 

In addition to being a lady-boss photographer, I am a wife, a mom, a teacher and a follower of Jesus. Those things are the center of everything about who I am, what I do, and how I do it. That means I believe in how important family is, whether you are just starting your own, or are celebrating all of those special milestones. Josh and I have been married for over 12 years and photographing weddings and families for over 10 of those years. Our style has evolved over time, but we love capturing images that are bright, colorful, and tell the most important story - yours!

When we are not shooting, I love going on adventures with our two beautiful girls, trying new recipes, or catching up on my favorite shows with my hubby.

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Hi! I'm Josh!

I want to capture your day!

Having the opportunity to live in a town as beautiful as Kernersville, NC is great. Being able to be here with Alisha is even better. I've been married over twelve years to the love of my life and for most of that time we have worked closely as wedding photographers. Because of this, we have a unique outlook on the wedding experience. Having the opportunity to find the joy and love in that special day and share it with you and your family and friends is the best thing about what I do. That's why I never miss getting a photo of the groom's face when he sees his bride for the first time.

When I don't have a camera in my hands, I enjoy coffee dates and car-sushi with my bride, board games before bed, and binge watching Netflix.

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